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The Cultural Heritage of SEOUL(TBS)

  • 13.House of Jang Myeon

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    Mr. Jang Myeon served as the Prime Minister of the Second Republic following the April 1960 Revolution against the rigged election of March 1960, which led to the collapse of the First Republic. Jang Myeon’s House was built by Kim Jung-hee, one of his closer relatives, in 1937, when Mr. Jang served as the principal of Dongseong Commercial School. He lived in this house for more than thirty years until his death in 1966.

    The house was designated as Cultural Heritage No. 357. The men’s and women’s quarters and what used to be used as the offices of bodyguards and aides have been preserved in good condition. The house exhibits a unique appearance that is a mixture of Korean, western, and Japanese architectural styles. Other major buildings associated with the Second Republic, such as the Bando Hotel, where its first cabinet was organized, and the Democratic Party building in Sinmun-ro, are all gone, leaving only this building of those formerly associated with the Second Republic.